Gold Gatsby-Inspired Wedding Glamor

We’re winding down with the last few Inspired Creations Contest entries this week and I’ve loved sharing the immense talent and creativity of so many inspiring wedding and event design pros with you. Today’s entry from Estera Events, Bellissima Photography, Architectural Anarchy and Elizabeth Grace is just as amazing. Inspired by Gatsby-era glamor and dripping in gold, this design is the epitome of luxe elegance. Sparkling linens, graphic patterned china, rich invitations and paper accents, gold leaf, lush flowers and soft candlelight create the prettiest of opulence. Gilded birch bark is used as an unexpected backdrop and a gorgeous cheese course table takes center stage with large cheese wheels forming a surprisingly tasty wedding cake alternative perfect for cocktail hour or for dessert served with honey or jam. Extra little touches like martinis and personalized coasters with gold leaf edging are the perfect accompaniment to this stunning creation.

Many thanks to this awesome team for being part of the Inspired Creations Contest! xoxo

Vendors –
Design, florals + coordination: Estera Events / Photography:Bellissima Photography / Venue: Architectural Anarchy / Stationery + paper goods: Elizabeth Grace / Linens: Nuage Designs / China + rentals: Les Tableaux / Cheese wheels: Whole Foods

{Photos by Bellissima Photography.}



Absolutely stunning! I love the glowing candles and the stationery is exquisite!

you had me with the stacked cheese!!!


I have featured two of your brilliant fetes on my Royal Wedding Wednesday post today.


I’m loving the gold edging and that cheese! The most perfect savory cake, if you ask me.

We all had so much fun putting this together. Hilary is so talented and gave us all such a great direction to work in!

I love all the candles, especially the tall ones on the main table! So elegant, sexy and approachable….very inspiring! The lovely white dishes also have my heart!

Jamie Selfride


Bailey Gordon

So beautiful!

Samantha Tippy

Absolutely gorgeous!! How romantic!!

WOW! Winner – hands down! Sparkle, Glitter and Glitz all the way while maintaining a taste level most only dream of achieving ! The stationary and paper goods are out of this world beautiful – my favorite element –and collectively, its amazing how all of the textures work together – I mean, who would ever dream of marrying gold flatware with the bark of birch logs and glitter? You said it, it’s the epitome of luxe elegance — and at the same time inviting and comfortable. Wish I had been offorded the opportunity to attend!


I love this idea!!! Everything looks very elegant!!

LOVE this concept! it feels really warm! The cheese ‘cake’ is fabulous, as is the birch bark backdrop. Great work!

Spectacular … very warm everything seems to gently glow and shimmer.Everything detail is perfect.


This is beautiful, love all the gold!

Wonderful fabulous flaunt in these pictures. Join us at the School of Flaunt –


Beautiful work and creative details! It has a vintage Old Hollywood feel.


This turned out absolutely fabulous!!!! I love the gold linens and the floral arrangements! Great job !

heidi bosley

just gorgeous!! love the gold and “cream of five onion soup” sounds fabulous!!


This is divine! It makes me want to throw a party.

Brittany Hastings

Love this! The colors are really nice, it looks gorgeous!

love all the sparkly details!


This is stunning! What a unique design. So unexpected and unorthodox but yet absolutely amazing!

deonte welton

this setup is perfection. just the right amount of gold, not over done. from the cheese tower to the fonts on the menus, this is definitely luxe elegance!


So elegant! The use of cheese, bark and candles, breadsicks so simple but an unbelieveably beautiful setting!


This is great, I like it!

Wow! This is just beautiful! So romantic and dreamy! The collage of candles are so inviting…


very romantic and beautiful, make my wedding like this!!

I really love all the candles :)

C’est magnifique…à la fois chic et pas trop chargé….j’adore….on se croirait à Florence dans une villa près des jardins de Boboli….la dolce vita <3

Leanne Ferrara Bernard

Absolutely stunning! Love the entire setting. Elegant and romantic. The stationary and paper work are just beautiful along side all of the gilded pieces included on the tables and shelving. Not a detail was missed!

Liz Griessel

Absolutely beautiful. I have never seen any floral decorations like this.


Absolutely beautiful! The gold and the candles make everything shimmer. I hope the Royal Wedding is as lovely.


What a beautiful wedding, Gatsby would be proud. I love all the little touches, such as the beautiful cards: the program, menu, cheese cards, etc. Just wonderful!

Patrick Hawkins



In a word, Awesome!!!!


Very visually pleasing, the word opulence comes to mind…

It is really beautiful. The attention to detail with all the golden touches, candles, menus, coasters and the great cards for the cheeses is amazing.


Absolutely special — So good to see that in this world of mass production the personal touch is still be available and so well executed for that very special occasion.


amazing! beautiful and chic!

Thanks to all of the talented vendors involved in this photo shoot and to all who have posted such lovely comments!

So, so so so beautiful! Hilary & CO really outdid themselves!!! :)


Elegant but not stuffy! Beautiful!

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The warm tones created certainly made me think of an era gone by: the elegance and grandeur of more appreciated times.

Stunning work by all. You ladies are a talented group. I love the cheese signs. Priscilla great shot of the gold leafing on the coasters and gilded birch bark. You all push us to aim higher.

Beautiful and I love the theme!


Thinking about using gold as one of my wedding colors, and found LOTS of inspiration! Gorgeous!


Elegent color theme and lighting contrast technique!!!


Absolutely breathtaking!


Amazing. So creative and well done.

What a gorgeously decadent shoot!


Love the photos! Using a greater depth of field is always very beautiful to me, and I think it gives them so much visual interest! And the gold set up is so RICH! Love it!

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Everything in the color palette, from the candles to the colors of the food, suggests the idea of being gilded. Great execution of the Great Gatsby idea! So elegant and so glamorous, while still feeling warm, welcoming and comfortable.

Just gorgeous, Hilary! Beautiful!!!

Little Hailey

Absolutely Gorgeous! Job well done, Laura and Hilary!

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This is beautiful!! How did you do the bow tie instructions?

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